Former IU students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the retail industry, the health care industry, and the health care services industry. The most popular professional field seems to be the education industry. Those with a degree from IU make an average of approximately $61K.
In the IU alumni professional community, Optometrists make the highest median pay (around $120K), though VPs of Operations (about $75K), and Associate Professors ($67K) are close competitors. Salaries are anything but generous for Human Resources Directors, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $50K.
Home to a large number of IU alums, Indianapolis, Ind. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. IU alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in San Francisco, Calif., which offers a median salary of $86K. On the other end, IU grads flock to Fort Wayne, Ind., which actually offers the weakest median salary of $39K. Other cities of interest include New York, N.Y. and Chicago, Ill.
A graduate with a Doctor of Optometry (OD) from IU can rake in a whopping average $120K per year, more than any other degree from this school. A Bachelor of Science in Psychology offers the lowest median annual financial reward (about $39K).
Close to an eighth of IU grads wind up using Microsoft Excel at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Business Analysis commands a pay premium of 10 percent for former Hoosiers. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Data Analysis command top-of-the-line rewards as well.
Benefits and Perks
Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. Most survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Most alums have medical plans, and a strong majority of graduates have dental insurance. Graduates of Indiana University are also recipients of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.
Alumni of University of Kentucky pick up average paychecks of approximately $64K, which is closest to the amount made by IU grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to IU include the University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, the University of Louisville, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.